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1 1 Yearbook of Experts Vol. XXV, No. II 1 LISTINGS HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY Hempstead, NY USA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY UMASS, AMHERST Amherst, MA USA Hofstra University, a private college located approximately 25 miles east of Manhattan, has Schools of Business, Law, Communications, Education and Liberal Arts and Sciences. Faculty experts can address issues such as the Middle East; economics, ethics, relationship issues; constitutional and criminal law; and education. Experts appear in a wide variety of local and national broadcastoutlets, newspapersandmagazines.the Hofstra Web site at features a newsroom with video clips of top faculty experts. Ginny Greenberg Hofstra University Hempstead, NY USA Contact Phone: Marymount University inarlington, Virginia, has media-savvy faculty experts who can speak with authority on a wide variety of topics. Areas of expertise include business ethics, school desegregation, Irish-American history, forensic science and forensic psychology, healthcare issues,arthurian legends, the effects of media on children, child development and children s literature, presidential debates, and college admissions trends. For assistance finding an expert in a particular field, contact Laurie Callahan at or Laurie Callahan Director of Public Relations Marymount University Arlington, VA USA Contact Phone: Aleading center for public higher education in the Northeast, the University of Massachusetts Amherst has gained a reputation for excellence in a growing number of fields, for its wide and varied academic offerings, and for its expanding historic roles in education, research, and public service. TheflagshipcampusoftheCommonwealth suniversity system, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a major research university enrolling 24,000 students, from all 50 United States and over 100 countries. Its 10 schools and colleges offer 88 undergraduate majors, 68 master s and 48 doctoral programs. Sponsored research activities total more than $100 million a year. Located on 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, the campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. As a member of the Five College consortium, the university shares a mutually rewarding relationship with students from Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith colleges. Cristina Geso Executive Director, Alumni Association UMass Amherst Amherst, MA USA Contact Phone: YEARBOOK.com YEARBOOK 1

2 2 Yearbook of Experts Vol. XXV, No. II 2 UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND Portland, OR USA SETON HALL UNIVERSITY South Orange, NJ USA For 150 years, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership, developing the whole student - mind, heart and spirit. Only 14 miles from New York City, Seton Hall combines the resources of a large university with the personal attention of a small liberal arts college.acatholic university, Seton Hall embraces students of all races and religions, challenging each to better the world through integrity, compassion and a commitment to serving others. Jill Matthews Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ USA Contact Phone: (973) ANTIOCH NEW ENGLAND GRADUATE SCHOOL Keene, NH USA Antioch New England Graduate School is a pioneer in the education of adult learners. It offers scholarly, innovative, practice-oriented masters programs in clinical psychology, education, environmental studies, and management; and doctoral programs in applied psychology and environmental studies. Faculty are academicians and practicioners with disciplinary expertise in mental health practice, educational reform, environmental issues and resource management, and organizational leadership, including the non-profit sector. In addition, faculty experts with media experience can be provided on a wide variety of topics including professional training; adult development; life structure relationships; affective, behavioral and cognitive domains; and experiential learning. Elizabeth BelleIsle Director of PR & Marketing Antioch New England Graduate School Keene, NH Contact Phone: The University of Portland is one of the major private institutions on the West Coast. The faculty includes national experts on aging, airline industry, Chilean politics, criminology, Eastern European business investment, hate crimes, consumer behavior and property taxes. John Furey Associate Director of Media Relations University of Portland Portland, OR Contact Phone: UTICA COLLEGE Utica, NY USA At Utica College, expert opinion is offered by more than 100 faculty and staff experienced in media relations, including: George Curtis, J.D., Director, Economic Crime Investigation Institute; Theodore Orlin, J.D., Clark Professor of Human Rights Scholarship & Advocacy; Stephen Neun, Ph.D., ProfessorofEconomics; DavidHabbel, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication Arts; Thomas Crist, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physical Therapy; Nathaniel Richmond, Ph.D., Professor of Government and Politics; and Mary Katharine Maroney, Ph.D., Professor/ Director of Nursing. Christine LeoGrande Coordinator of Media Relations Utica College Utica, NY USA Contact Phone: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS Reston, VA USA The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) President Cathy L. Seeley is a 35- year mathematics educator who has taught at the middle and high school levels and has served as a K-12 mathematics supervisor. She was Director for Mathematics for the Texas EducationAgency, the state s department of education, from Most recently she worked on the development of an online, project-based algebra program at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to that job, she had spent two years as a Peace Corp volunteer teaching mathematics in West Africa. Gay Dillin Media Relations Manager National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Reston, VA Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: Link Audio News Release Daybook PDF 2

3 3 Yearbook of Experts Vol. XXV, No. II 3 NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION - NEA The National EducationAssociation was founded in 1857 to elevate the character and advance the interest of the profession of teaching and to promote the cause of education in the United States. NEA membership currently stands at 2.6 million. Members include teachers, college faculty, educationsupportprofessionals, retirededucatorsand students. Andrew Linebaugh Director National Education Association Washington, DC Contact Main Phone: Cell: READERS ARE WRITERS, INC Atlanta, GA USA My sons can read. As parents, we are very fortunate that they read all the time and at very high levels.they read so much that when we need their attention, we restrict them from their books. What my children don t like to do is write. Readers Are Writers focuses on the imaginative talents of children; created to take the entire fifth grade class through the series of steps that a book or story must transverse before it reaches their library shelves. Designed to provide an arena in which they can be creative and grow, it gives them the experience of producing a written manuscript and turning that manuscript into a book. H. Christine Lindblom Readers Are Writers, Inc. Social Circle, GA USA Contact Phone: MENSA Arlington, TX USA American Mensa is the high IQ society. One of every 50 Americans qualifies for membership. Mensa provides social interaction, mental stimulation and much more for anyone who scores in the top two percent of the general population on a standardized intelligence test. Mensa has 136 chapters across the United States and hosts gatherings, meetings, symposia, and colloquia on a regular basis. Mensa has programs for gifted and talented children as well as for adults. Members range from 4 to 101 years of age. There are more than 300 special interest groups. Jim Blackmore Contact Main Phone: NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES Silver Spring, MD USA MARY CAMPBELL GALLAGHER, J.D., PH.D. - - BARWRITE SCHOOLS & BARWRITE PRESS New York, NY USA National Council for the Social Studies, founded in 1921, is the largest association in the nation devoted solely to social studies education. Its membership is organized into a network of more than 110 affiliated local, state, and regional councils and associated groups composed of pre-k-16 classroom teachers, college and university professors, school officials, supervisors and consultants, publishers, and other social studies professionals. Al Frascella Director, Communications National Council for the Social Studies Silver Spring, MD USA Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: ExpertonthebarexamandeducationMaryCampbell Gallagher, J.D., Ph.D., is a graduate of Harvard Law School, Ph.D. in linguistics, professional speaker, consultant, and president of BarWrite (TM and SM). The mission of BarWrite is applying linguistic systems to teaching writing, including legal writing. Author of Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays and co-author of texts on education, Dr. Gallagher has been published in The Weekly Standard, Legal Times, The Nation, and Student Lawyer. Mary Campbell Gallagher, J.D., Ph.D. BarWrite Schools & BarWrite Press New York, NY USA Contact Phone: YEARBOOK.com YEARBOOK 3

4 4 Yearbook of Experts Vol. XXV, No. II 4 STEVEN ROY GOODMAN, M.S., J.D. COLLEGE ADMISSIONS EXPERT THE HIP HOP EDUCATOR Los Angeles, CA USA College Admissions Consultant: Selective Colleges, Graduate Programs, Business, Law Schools and Medical Schools, Educational Planning and Career Strategies. He is anadmissions Commentator/Expert Witness:Applicant Pool Generation, Recruiting Strategies, Interview Process, Socioeconomic Diversity, Evaluation ofapplicants.as one of the foremost education consultants in the United States, Steve Goodman lectures about the college admissions process and privately consults with applicants to selective colleges and universities, graduate programs and professional schools. Steven Roy Goodman, M.S., J.D. Washington, DC Contact Phone: INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS ASSOCIATION (IECA) Fairfax, VA USA IECA represents experienced professionals providing private counseling for families on school placement issues. Knowledgeable authority on wide range of education issues, including: college admission trends, individual learning styles, learning disabilities, single sex vs. coed education, wilderness therapy programs, private school considerations, the changing face of boarding schools. Mark Sklarow Executive Director Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) Fairfax, VA Contact Phone: CHERYL L. WILD, PH.D., EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION TESTING CONSULTANT Newark, NJ USA Cheryl Wild, Ph.D., is the nation s foremost psychometrician and quality consultant in the test publishing industry. Dr. Wild helps organizations improve their tests and surveys. Education and certification tests often make the news for the wrong reasons-- errors, bias, or failures in security. Dr.Wild can explain the causes of these problems and how to prevent them! Cheryl L. Wild, Ph.D. President Wild & Associates, Inc. Avon by the Sea, NJ USA Contact Phone: FRIENDS OF LIBRARIES U.S.A. Philadelphia, PA USA Friends of Libraries U.S.A. is a membership organization of more than two thousand individual and group members. Our mission is to motivate and support local Friends groups across the country in their efforts to preserve and strengthen libraries, and to create awareness and appreciation of library services by assisting in developing Friends of the Library groups in order to generate local and state support, providing guidance, education, and counsel throughout the Friends network, and promoting the development of strong library advocacy programs. Sally G. Reed Friends of Libraries, U.S.A. Philadelphia, PA USA Contact Phone: The Hip-Hop Educator Alan Lawrence Sitomer, California Literacy steacher OFTHEYEAR, is reaping tremendous success in urban schools by using Hip-Hop as a means of elevating the literacy skills of multicultural students. By tying Tupac to Tennyson and building bridges to classics through contemporary musical artists, Alan has empowered schools to raises test scores and helped students gain admissions to prestigious colleges like Stanford, Berkeley and USC. Interviews welcomed. Alan Lawrence Sitomer Milk Mug Publishing Beverly Hills, CA USA Contact Phone: INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION Newark, DE USA The world s leading literacy organization provides educators with a wealth of resources to foster reading success for all learners. With more than 90,000 individual and institutional members worldwide, the International Reading Association is the only professional education organization that has reading and literacy instruction as the primary focus. It sponsors programs that address emerging global issues and promotes literacy for all nations. Alan E. Farstrup, Ph.D. Executive Director, serves as the official spokesperson on all aspects of literacy and education. Beth Cady Public Information Associate International Reading Association Newark, DE Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: Link Audio News Release Daybook PDF 4

5 5 Yearbook of Experts Vol. XXV, No. II 5 MYRNA T. MCCULLOCH, DIRECTOR, THE RIGGS INSTITUTE Portland, OR USA GREAT POTENTIAL PRESS, INC. Scottsdale, AZ USA ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER ASSOCIATION Philadelphia, PA USA Millions of adults/children still can t read! Millions more can t spell! McCulloch will light up phone lines, spice up your copy, provide an op-ed piece, or help the brave hearts win a Pulitzer!! 27 years experience, street-smart observations, & ability to simplify a complex subject make her invaluable. Her recommendations: (1) discover root causes? (2) change methods/content / training to what works (3) do relevant research (4) accommodate all learning styles (5) examine time management (6) broadcast exemplary model classrooms. Myrna T. McCulloch Director The Riggs Institute & Riggs Literacy & Learning Center Riggs Literacy & Learning Center Beaverton, OR USA Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: Winner of the 2003 Glyph Award for Excellence in Publishing! We specialize in books for parents, teachers, and educators of gifted and talented children.withinourwebsite, youcanorderourawardwinning books and videos, read articles about gifted issues, find information about upcoming conferences and events, and much more. Check back often for updates and special online sales! Alicia F. Markham Marketing Associate Great Potential Press, Inc. Scottsdale, AZ USA Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: Cell: HEATHER HARDER, PH.D., AUTHOR, SPEAKER, AND CONSULTANT Chicago, IL USA ADDA is a nonprofit organization that provides information, resources and networking opportunities, as well as advocacy, to help adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/ HD) lead better lives. ADDA also helps professionals stay current on significant developments. Contacts: Michele Novotni, PhD, CEO; Evelyn Polk Green, Sr. Exec. Officer; David Giwerc, MCC, President. (484) Victoria Sandoe Burkhart Burkhart Group Attention Deficit Disorder Assn. Pottstown, PA USA Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: CALVERT SCHOOL Baltimore, MD USA ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION RESOURCE ORGANIZATION Roslyn Heights, NY USA AERO founder Jerry Mintz has appeared on FOX, CBS, CNBC, WPIX, All Things Considered, and Talk of the Nation. He is editor in chief of The Education Revolution, The Almanac of Education Choices, and The Handbook of Alternative Education, which list and describe over 7,500 education alternatives and programs. AERO has helped many to start homeschooling or create homeschool resource centers or alternative schools. AERO is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting alternative education around the world. Jerry Mintz Director Alternative Education Resource Organization Roslyn Heights, NY Contact Phone: Heather Harder, Ph.D., challenges parents, children, and individuals to recognize, and release behaviors both personally and professionally. As author, speaker, and authority on learning, leadership, and human behavior, Heather combines advanced academic research with common sense, and spiritual truth to create inspired, often controversial and always thought provoking material. With humor and logic, Heather has delighted audiences on hundreds of radio and television shows across this country including CNN, CSPAN, MTV, NBC, and CBS news. Heather Harder, Ph.D. Growth on the Go Crown Point, IN USA Contact Phone: Celebrating 100 years of service helping nearly 500,000 children, Calvert School provides a complete homeschool curriculum to Pre-K 8 studentsintheu.s. andabroad.about30,000courses are shipped worldwide each year.as homeschooling s first formal curriculum provider, starting in 1906, Calvert shallmarkremainsitsdetailed, stepby-step lesson manuals. Its classical, integrated and proven curriculum is used in many charter schools, cyber schools, and other institutions. Calvert s experts have participated in numerous radio, TV and print interviews. Bob Graham Public Relations Calvert School Hunt Valley, MD Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: YEARBOOK.com YEARBOOK 5

6 6 Yearbook of Experts Vol. XXV, No. II 6 PAUL D. SLOCUMB, ED.D., EDUCATIONAL CRISIS FOR BOYS Houston, TX USA AMBER DIGIOVANNI Oklahoma City, OK USA The inherent goodness of boys frequently is masked by the statistics bullying, school violence, dropouts, and adolescents committing adult crimes. Hear Our Cry: Boys in Crisis examines the what, how and why of boy behaviors and reveals the keys to dealing with them. Dr. Slocumb s groundbreaking work examines the relationship between brain structure and the varied social influences boys face. Hear Our Cry: Boys in Crisis is a must read for both educators and parents. Paul D. Slocumb Author / Consultant aha! Process, Inc. Highlands, TX USA Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: AHA! PROCESS, INC. PUBLISHING & TRAINING ON ECONOMIC DIVERSITY Houston, TX USA aha! Process, Inc. was founded by Ruby K. Payne Ph. D., with an emphasis on educational issues facing children from poverty and the impact of hidden rules of economic class. aha! Process instructs and enlightens educators, social workers, employers, and law enforcement through 30+ books, videos and workshops. aha! Process addresses critical social and educational issues - foster parenting, welfare-to-work education, identifying gifted students from poverty, and the challenges facing boys to receive an education equal to girls. Paula Nicolella aha! Process, Inc. Washington, PA USA Contact Phone: BO LEBO -- NEW LIFE OPTIONS -- LITERACY EXPERT Los Angeles, CA USA mindspan.bizland.com How well you can read determines your health, finances, and social achievement. Misread a sign on the freeway and you may never get there. Reading skills matter in daily life. Processing information correctly is vital to achievement. Discover Mindspan, an award-winning program, using music to revitalize communities by making school standards cool. Ask about the Wind in the Willows CD bringing cognitive research to at risk readers by literacy donations and sales in California. Cynthyny Bo Lebo New Life Options Sherman Oaks, CA USA Contact Phone: Cell: DEB CAPONE Montauk, NY USA As Simple As That s founder, Deborah Capone, recognized the great need for intelligent and sensitive material that would empower children to respect and celebrate all cultures choices and abilities after she and her Chinese daughter became a family through adoption in The dramatic shifts in the US population underscored the urgency to provide an empowering set of role models to enable all children to navigate their place in the world regardless of their race, ethnicity or family structure/formation. Deb Capone As Simple As That Montauk, NY USA Contact Phone: Amber DiGiovanni is a profile in courage; a woman who turned life s tragedies into triumph. The consummate survivor of sexual and physical abuse as a child, parental suicide, rape, the death of one of her children, her father s alcoholism, and at age seven witness to the attempted murder of her mother. Ultimately diagnosed with and cured of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, she encourages others that they too can overcome adversity. Professional Speaker, Writer,Advocate, Philanthropist. Amber DiGiovanni OK USA Contact Phone: POLLY FRANKS - CRIME VICTIM ADVOCATE & CHILD SAFETY EXPERT Richmond, VA USA A nationally recognized advocate for victims of crime, especially childhood sexual abuse, Franks is the mother of two children who were attacked by a former neighbor who turned out to be a convicted serial rapist from another state. Despite being in a wheelchair, he became a licensed private investigator for the sole purpose of bringing this predator to justice. Franks has testified before congress and been interviewed by national T.V., radio and print media regarding protectingamerica s children from sexual predators. Polly Franks National Coalition of Victims in Action Richmond, VA USA Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: Link Audio News Release Daybook PDF 6

7 7 Yearbook of Experts Vol. XXV, No. II 7 JOAN JOHNSON, B. S. - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXPERT Scottsdale, AZ USA NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE DEFENSE & RESOURCE CENTER Toledo, OH USA OPERATION LOOKOUT NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING YOUTH Everett, WA USA Joan formerly hosted a radio talk show inatlanta, Georgia. She has appeared on numerous TV and radio talk shows in America. She has ghost authored two books, conducts keynotes for The SHARE Committee for The Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Expert and authority on dynamics of Domestic Violence and recovery. Currently writing her book -a31dayspiritual recovery guide after domestic abuse. Coaching, keynotes, and workshops available. Joan Johnson Bachelor of Science Scottsdale, AZ USA Contact Phone: Cell: NATIONAL ADOPTION CENTER Philadelphia, PA USA Expands adoption opportunities for children throughout the United States, particularly for minority children and children with special needs. Has a Web site and access to adoptive parents, adopted children and adoption professionals and can address important adoption and child welfare issues. Hasplacedmorethan20,000childrensince Gloria Hochman Dir., Communications & Marketing National Adoption Center Philadelphia, PA Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: False allegations child abuse/neglect mistaken, mischievous, malicious continue dismembering innocent families. Shaken Baby and Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy theories lack scientific validity. Faulty interviewing techniques, too rarelytaped, inspiremolestation disclosures devastating the guiltless, traumatizing unabused children for life. Internationally recognized strategist Kimberly Hart adds science to suspicions of crimes. Former investigative reporter Barbara Bryan exposes law, policy, practice and family courts. Educational resource NCADRC supplies victims, objective experts for programs/panels seeking whole or hidden truth. Kimberly Hart Executive Director National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center Holland, OH Contact Phone: NATIONAL COALITION FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES Cincinnati, OH USA The National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families (formerly the National Coalition Against Pornography) features experts who can speak on a variety of topics related to the sexualized messages of the culture including pornography, homosexuality, sex education, teens and sex, sexually oriented businesses, child pornography, and legal matters related to the above. Francesca Jensen Director of Communications National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families Cincinnati, OH Contact Phone: OPERATION LOOKOUT was founded in 1984 asaprivatenonprofit(501)(c)(3) child-searchcenter to provide free services to parents searching for their missing children. We provide expert interviews, fact sheets, the latest statistics on family and stranger child abductions, runaways, and unexplained disappearances, anti-victimization resources, photographs, PSAs, and other referrals for the general public and the media. Contact: or LOOK- OUT( ) Melody Gibson Executive Director OPERATION LOOKOUT ; National Center for Missing Youth Everett, WA Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: 800-LOOKOUT DIANNE POST Phoenix, AZ USA Dianne Post is an attorney and writer who has spent twenty years representing battered women and children and advocating for equality and human rights in the U.S. and abroad. Dianne Post Attorney Dianne Post Phoenix, AZ Contact Phone: YEARBOOK.com YEARBOOK 7

8 8 Yearbook of Experts Vol. XXV, No. II 8 TEAMCHILDREN Philadelphia, PA USA TeamChildren s mission is to transform how we relate to and raise babies and children such that every child is given both the opportunity and the tools to reach their full potential. By tranforming the tecnological divide and through our Project Playground we bring the benefits of massage and rolfing for babies and children. These benefits are a happier, smarter, child through touch, care, better blood circulation and better personal bonding. The majority of children when given the opportunity for massage will choose it. Robert Toporek TeamChildren Norristown, PA USA Contact Phone: EDUCATIONAL ADVENTURES Charlotte, NC USA With the start of summer underway, parents need to be extra cautious when traveling this summer and teach their children how to be safe on the beach. 20-year veteran Children s Safety Expert and co-founder of The Danger Rangers, Mike Moore, has developed the following tips that every family should know before setting off to the beach. John Falkenbury Educational Adventures Charlotte, NC USA Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: Cell: (704) DEBRA S. HOLTZMAN, J.D., M.A. -- CHILD SAFETY EXPERT Hollywood, FL USA Debra Holtzman, JD, MA, is an internationally recognized child safety and health expert and award-winning author. Frequently appears on regional and national television and radio, she has been recently featured on The Today Show, CNBC, MSNBC, and The Associated Press Radio, and in USAWeekend Magazine. Debra is the safety expert on the Discovery Health Channel s popular TV series, Make Room for Baby. Her latestbook,thesafebaby:ado-ityourselfguide to Home Safety, is in bookstores everywhere. Debra S. Holtzman, J.D., M.A. Contact Phone: DEBRA KIMBROUGH -- CHILD CARE SAFETY EXPERT Houston, TX USA Seeking A Child Care Safety Expert? Child Care Safety Expert, Debra Kimbrough, protects children by teaching their caregivers better guidance skills.according to Debra, an unskilled adult is a risk to children. Debra wrote The Guidance Series - A set of skills needed by adults responsible for the safety of children in out-of-home care. Her expertise comes from being an abuse/neglect investigator, child care center director, state licensing representative, and assistant in over 100 cases as a consultant, and expert witness. Debra Kimbrough Houston, TX USA Contact Phone: Link Audio News Release Daybook PDF 8

9 9 Yearbook of Experts Vol. XXV, No. II 9 CARL POTTER, CSP, CMC, CERTIFIED SAFETY PROFESSIONAL Tulsa, OK USA CONGRESS OF RACIAL EQUALITY CORE New York, NY USA CHELI CERRA -- CHILD SUCCESS EXPERT Miami, FL USA As a child success specialist, Cheli works with parents whose children are having problems academically or behaviorally. Some of them have concerns over high stakes testing or choosing a school for their child. She has appeared on numerous radio and several news shows. Many of her articles and resources can be found on her website: She is the coauthor of the School Talk! Success Series. This is a series which provides a practical down-to-earth approach to handling common education issues. Cheli is currently a school principal in Miami- Dade County, Florida. Working in public education for over 22 years and a mother of two, Cheli knows first hand the real education issues currently in the trenches. Cheli Cerra Carl Potter is a Certified Safety Professional who works with organizations that want to put safety first on the minds of their employees so that everyone can go home everyday without injury. Carl is a nationally known expert who writes articles, presents keynotes, seminars and consults to organizations with high-risk environments. As a motivational safety speaker Carl challenges employees to take personal responsibility for their own safety and those around him. In his seminar Safety and the Supervisor he challeges frontline leaders to create an environment of trust so that employees can take personal responsibility for safety. Carl Potter, CSP, CMC, CSP Potter and Associates International, Inc. Tulsa, OK USA Contact Phone: AMERICAN RED CROSS Get Life-Saving Answers from America s Most Trusted Humanitarian Organization. * Disaster Relief and Preparedness * Blood Donation * Biomedical Research * First Aid and CPR * Swimming and Lifeguard Training * HIV/AIDS Education * International Disaster Relief * International Development * Geneva Conventions * Americans trust the American Red Cross to get them reliable information that can help save lives, and you can, too.additionalweb Site: www. disasterrelief.org Deborah Daley American Red Cross Washington, DC Contact Phone: Founded in 1942, CORE is the third oldest and oneofthebigfourcivilrightsgroupsintheunited States. From the protests against Jim Crow laws of the 40 s to the Sit-ins of the 50 s and the Freedom Rides of the 60 s; through the cries for Self- Determination in the 70 s and Equal Opportunity in the 80 s to the struggle for community development in the 90 s, CORE has championed true equality for all people. As the shock troops and pioneers of the civil rights movement, CORE has paved the way for the nation to follow. As we approach the end of the 20th century, CORE has turned its focus to preparing minorities for the technical and skills demands of the new millennium. Corinne Innis, Publicist Congress of Racial Equality CORE New York, NY USA Contact Phone: PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION TheArea of Public Information assumes the main responsibility for the public relations function in PAHO. It serves as the link between PAHO and the general public, as well as specialized audiences. It publishes and produces materials about PAHO including Perspectives in Health magazine and PAHOToday newsletter; creates and produces multimedia material on PAHO, such as Public ServiceAnnouncements, for use by the media; and provides media training and assistance with communication strategies and tactics to PAHO staff. The Area also coordinates PAHO s Speakers Bureau. Daniel Epstein Information Offıcer Pan American Health Organization Office of Public Information Washington D.C., DC USA Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: YEARBOOK.com YEARBOOK 9

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11 11 Yearbook of Experts Vol. XXV, No. II 11 MARJORIE BARD, PH.D., DIRECTOR: WOMEN ORGANIZED AGAINST HOMELESSNESS Baltimore, MD USA VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA Alexandria, VA USA ASSOCIATION OF FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS Alexandria, VA USA Dr. Marjorie Bard videotapes and publishes the fate of small towns, family farms, and ecosystems resulting from rural sprawl. Other topics include domestic abuse, homelessness, self-sufficiency, alternative building and energy, community planning, andsustainability.travelingextensively, she locates and interviews the Undetectable Homeless who blend into an affluent vehicular-housed culture. Bard proposes local and national access e-bulletin Boards to partner the unemployed and homeless with farmers for complementary employment and affordable housing. Marjorie Bard, Ph.D. Founder and Director Women Organized Against Homelessness St Michaels, MD USA Contact Phone: GOODWILL INDUSTRIES INTERNATIONAL, INC. Rockville, MD USA Goodwill Industries International is a network of 205 community-based agencies in 24 countries, providing education and career services to people seeking employment. Each agency serves people with disadvantages such as welfare dependency and homelessness, as well as people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Christine Nyirjesy Bragale Director, Media Relations Goodwill Industries International, Inc. Rockville, MD Contact Phone: Pager: Cell: Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, spiritually based organization providing local human service programs, and opportunities for individual and community involvement. Each year, more than 1.7 million people across the nation feel the helping hand of Volunteers of America. Its programs help abused and neglected children, at-risk youth, seniors and the elderly, people with disabilities, the homeless and people with alcohol and drug addiction. Julie Anderson Public Relations Manager Volunteers of America Alexandria, VA Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE, INC. New York, NY USA An American-Jewish Rescue and Relief NGO serving the needs of Jewish communities in more than 50 countries. Established in 1914, JDC has been on the cutting edge of emergency rescue and long term relief during wars and in peach-time. Current programs include renewal of Jewish community life in the former Soviet Union and Central Europe, Social programs in Israel and assistance to communities in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Major funds are provided by the United Jewish Community campaign and by private donations. Claire Schultz Assistant Exec. V.P., Marketing & Communications American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: AFP(formerly the National Society of Fund Raising Executives) is the leading association for professional fundraisers, representing 27,000 individuals who work for a variety of local, national and international nonprofit organizations. Founded in 1960, AFP generates news and research regarding ethical fundraising and the future of philanthropy. AFP can provide information and insight on topics related to fundraising, giving, volunteerism, e-philanthropy and the Internet, ethics, provincial/state and federal legislation, and other nonprofit sector issues. Walter Sczudlo Executive V.P. Association of Fundraising Professionals Alexandria, VA usa Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: (VA) SALVATION ARMY NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS Alexandria, VA USA The Salvation Army is a humanitarian organization and an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. One of the largest charitable and service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865, supporting those in need without discrimination. The Salvation Army serves local communities nationwide, touching the lives of one in every 10 Americans in a variety of ways. The Army provides food for the hungry, clothing and shelter to the homeless, companionship to the elderly and ill, opportunities for underprivileged children, relief for disaster victims, and other services to assist those in need. Theresa Whitfield Salvation Army National Headquarters Alexandria, VA Contact Phone: (703) Contact Main Phone: YEARBOOK.com YEARBOOK 11

12 12 Yearbook of Experts Vol. XXV, No. II 12 CIVITAN INTERNATIONAL Birmingham, AL USA BUSTEDHALO.COM New York, NY USA Civitans are everyday citizens, just like you and me, who come together in communities throughout the world to make life better for their neighbors. Family, friends, neighbors and co-workers meet at local Civitan clubs to socialize, learn and serve in their communities. Starting with just a single club, and a vision for helping others, Civitan has grown to over 40,000 members in 24 countries, including youth and college programs. Founded on the most basic moral and spiritual values, Civitans commitment to identify and address needs in their communities have set them apart from other social and service organizations. David Bledsoe Director of Communications & PR Civitan International Birmingham, USA Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: UNION RESCUE MISSION Los Angeles, CA USA Union Rescue Mission (URM) is a non-profit organization dedicated serving the poor and homeless. Established in 1891, URM is the largest rescue mission of its kind in the United States and the oldest in Los Angeles. It provides a comprehensive array of emergency and long-term services, including food, shelter, clothing, medical and dental care, recovery programs, transitional housing, legal assistance, education, counseling and job training to needy men, women, children and families. Karen Kilwein Director of Public Relations Union Rescue Mission Los Angeles, CA Contact Phone: BustedHalo.com Mission Statement We live in an age filled with seekers in their twenties and thirties who are desperately trying to find deeper meaning in their lives but whose journey has little to do with traditional religious institutions. BustedHalo.com believes that the experiences of these pilgrims and the questions they ask are inherently spiritual. Based in wisdom from the Catholic tradition, we believe that the joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the people of this age are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of all God s people. Nothing genuinely human fails to raise an echo in their hearts. BustedHalo.com strives to reveal this spiritual dimension of our lives through feature stories, reviews, interviews, faith guides, commentaries, audio clips, discussions and connections to retreat, worship and service opportunities that can t be found anywhere else. BRANNON HOWSE, WORLDVIEW WEEKEND, AUTHOR ONE NATION UNDER MAN? Memphis, TN USA In This 12-Week Course You Will Learn: How to defendthetwomostattackedmiraclesofthebible, the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the virgin birth What is a worldview Wat worldviews compete with Christianity and why Christianity is truth What set Jesus Christ apart from every other world religious leader that has ever lived What happen to the dinosaurs How did Noah fit all the animals on the ark Where did Cain get his wife Why is their suffering, death and disease in the world Where do the various people groups come from What is an atheist What is an agnostic How do we talk to people that are opposed to what we believe Why the Christian worldview is not anti-intellectual How to prove there is a God TN USA HUMANISTS OF FLORIDA ASSOCIATION Bradenton, FL USA HFA is a democratic membership organization, promoting Humanism in the State of Florida. We work to promote Humanism and the use of reason and compassion in solving Human problems. We achieve our goals through, education, example and progressive social action, and are dedicated to working in collaboration with others to achieve our goals. Our focus is to make Humanism an active force for positive social change. We engage in progressive social activism to promote Humanism. Jennifer Hancock Executive Director Humanists of Florida Association Bradenton, USA Contact Main Phone: Link Audio News Release Daybook PDF 12

13 13 Yearbook of Experts Vol. XXV, No. II 13 NCSJ: ADVOCATES ON BEHALF OF JEWS IN RUSSIA, UKRAINE, BALTIC, ETC HUMANITY S TEAM New York, NY USA Humanity s Team is a spiritual movement whose purpose is to communicate and implement the belief that we are all one, one with God and one with life, in a shared global state of being, so that the behavior of humanity may shift to reflect this understanding. Dubbed a civil rights movement for the soul, the movement has some 15,000 adherents from more than 90 countries on six continents. It was created by the spiritual author Neale Donald Walsch in 2003 in response to the crisis that he saw the human race facing following the 9/11 tragedy. Gerry Harrington Worldwide Team Communications Coordinator Humanity s Team Kingston, NY USA Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: Cell: DR. ROBERT MOREY - RELIGION & CULT EXPERT Orange, CA USA Dr. RobertA. Moreyistheauthorofover45books, some of which have been translated into French, German, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Spanish,Arabic, Farsi, Polish, and Finnish. He is listed in The International Authors and Writers Who s Who and Contemporary Authors. He earned a B.A. in philosophy from Covenant College, an M.Div. in theology from Westminster Seminary, a D.Min. in apologetics from Westminster Seminary, and received a D.D. in Islamic Studies from FaithTheological Seminary and a Ph.D from LBU in Islamic Studies for his groundbreaking research on the pre-islamic origins of Islam. Some of his books have been nominated for Book of the Year, and have been included in the annual Best of the Good Books. They are textbooks in many colleges and seminaries around the world. He was elected chairman of the membership committee of the Evangelical Theological Society for several years. Dorothy Kusch Secretary Faith Defenders Orange, CA USA Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: Truth NCSJ represents 50 national organizations and over 300 federations and community relations councils. It is the mandated central coordinating agency in the organized American Jewish community for advocacy on behalf of the Jewish minority residing within the 15 nations of the former Soviet Union. Mark B. Levin Executive Director NCSJ: Advocates on Behalf of Jews in Russia, Ukraine, Baltic, etc Contact Phone: UNITED CHRISTIAN SERVICES, INC. Tampa Bay, FL USA United Christian Services, Inc. is a Florida based 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to public service, teaching, counseling, religious instruction, and community based services. The director of the center, Dr. Maggie Faulkner is a pastor and a counselor who works with children and families in all areas of needs. She specializes in foster, adoptive, andteenageissues. Shehasover30years of multi-dimensional counseling experience. Kathleen Mohr is an award winning teacher with a background of 20 years of teaching at levels k-college. She has her master s degree in counseling and pursing her doctorate. She currently counsels children and families, tutors, and teaches. Dr. Maggie C. Faulkner United Christian Services, Inc. Palm Harbor, FL USA Contact Phone: YEARBOOK.com YEARBOOK 13

14 14 Yearbook of Experts Vol. XXV, No. II 14 THE UNITED SYNAGOGUE OF CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM New York, NY USA CATHOLIC TRADITIONALIST MOVEMENT, INC. Westbury, NY USA International policy-making organization of 760 synagogues, comprising one and a half million Jews, working to formulate a religious response to pressing social and religious issues such as intermarriage, religious pluralism, and economic injustice. Commissions address needs in many vital areas education, youth, substance abuse, Israel, access for the disabled and work to further religious observance. JoAnne Palmer Director of Public Affairs The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism New York, NY Contact Phone: WOMENSPATH CHRISTIAN PRODUCTS & WORKSHOPS FOR & ABOUT WOMEN Chicago, IL USA Women Protected in Christ (WPIC) is an interactivestudybooktoremindwomenhowchristloves and protects women. WPIC challenges the view that Christian women are doormats or secondclass citizens and highlights how women are encouraged to support, forgive, and be compasionate with one another and our differences. Dr. Denise Fraser Vaselakos, a clinical psychologist, and Ms. Joan Fraser Scannicchio are sisters and business partners in real life, familiar with media work (radio, television, newspaper)experienced speakers, workshop leaders,presenting with both humor and common sense. Denise Fraser-Vaselakos Homer Glenn, IL USA Contact Phone: The grassroots Catholic Traditionalist Movement, was publicly launched in NewYork City on March 15, 1965, to provide Catholics with information necessary for correct understanding and implementation of the Second Vatican Council s decisions, in full conformity with the traditional doctrine and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. Ever since 1968, when the centuries-old Sacrifice of the Mass became threatened with extinction, the C.T.M. has concentrated its efforts on maintaining the completely unchanged Roman Catholic Latin Tridentine Mass. Richard Cuneo Catholic Traditionalist Movement, Inc. Westbury, NY Contact Phone: MASONIC INFORMATION CENTER Silver Spring, MD USA The Masonic Information Center is a division of the Masonic ServiceAssociation. Its purpose is to provide information on Freemasonry to Masons and non-masons alike. The Center is directed by a SteeringCommitteeofdistinguishedMasonsgeographically representative of the Fraternity throughout the United States and Canada. Richard Fletcher Director Masonic Information Center Silver Spring, MD Contact Phone: TRINITY FOUNDATION, INC./THE WITTENBURG DOOR MAGAZINE Dallas, TX USA The foundation regularly provides assistance to print and electronic journalists investigating suspected fraud or other abuses of the public trust by members of the religious media. The foundation maintains a private investigative license with the State of Texas and frequently provides undercover operatives to news programs like Prime- Time Live, 60 Minutes, Dateline, CNN Special Reports, 20/20, British Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and Inside Edition, among many others. Check out their religious satire magazine at Magazine.com Ole Anthony President/Publisher Trinity Foundation, Inc./The Door Magazine Dallas, TX Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: Link Audio News Release Daybook PDF 14

15 15 Yearbook of Experts Vol. XXV, No. II 15 COMMON SENSE FOR TODAY Ringgold, GA USA Dr. Don Boys is International Director of Common Sense for Today, an agency that presents another view on subjects such as Islam, evolution, welfare, gay rights, pornography, abortion, death penalty, crime and punishment, Fundamentalism, affirmative action, etc. Boys dealt with most of those issues as a member of the Indiana House of Representatives, on talk shows, and in newspaper columns. Boys has written 13 books, edited over 100 school texts, wrote columns for USAToday from 1985 to 1993, and has appeared on numerous network and regional television shows. Donald Boys, Ph.D. Common Sense for Today Ringgold, GA USA Contact Phone: DIANA CORNELIUS, NON-RELIGIOUS SPIRITUALITY EXPERT San Jose, CA USA In 1992, a profound mystical experience changed the life of Diana Cornelius forever. Something other worldly wanted her attention. Learning the power of the mind through the study of metaphysics, her life took on new dimension and clarity of purpose. Her exceptionally personal and instructionalbook,al.i.f.e. BLUEPRINT: Spirituality Designed for the Non-Religious, gives readers step-by-step directions for learning how to manifest rich, meaningful lives. Her story, her exuberant attitude, and her valuable information guarantee a great interview. Diana Cornelius Cupertino, CA USA Contact Phone: FOUNDATION FOR A COURSE IN MIRACLES Temecula, CA USA A nonprofit teaching foundation directed by Dr. Kenneth and GloriaWapnick, and sister organization to the Foundation for Inner Peace, publishers of the spiritual text A Course in Miracles. Dr. Wapnick worked extensively with Dr. Helen Schucman, scribe of the Course, in preparing the original manuscript for publication. The Foundation s purpose is to further understanding and application of the Course principles of forgiveness by means of workshops, classes, publications, and electronic media. Kenneth Wapnick President Foundation for A Course in Miracles Temecula, CA Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: CHRISTOPHER BAUER, PH.D. -- BUSINESS ETHICS TRAINING Nashville, TN USA Ethics expert Dr. Christopher Bauer s training as aclinicalpsychologistgiveshimauniqueperspective on how individuals manage matters of ethics. It also allows him to provide equally unique commentary and analysis.as a speaker, seminar leader and consultant, he helps individuals and companies make more ethically-informed decisions while maximizing their bottom line. Bauer Ethics Seminars provides keynotes, breakouts, seminars, retreats, and consultation. Each helps individuals, teams and companies take effective responsibility for walking the talk of ethical behavior. Christopher Bauer, Ph.D. Bauer Ethics Seminars Nashville, TN USA Contact Phone: YEARBOOK.com YEARBOOK 15

16 16 Yearbook of Experts Vol. XXV, No. II 16 FRANK C. BUCARO & ASSOCIATES, INC. Bartlett, IL USA STEVEN GAFFNEY HONESTY EXPERT Arlington, VA USA NATIONAL POLICY INSTITUTE McLean, VA USA Coming from a background that included 18 years as an instructor of Moral Theology, Frank entered the business community in At that same time, media accounts of compromised ethics throughout the United States seemed to be an almost daily event. Frank hoped to shed new light on the benefits of ethics and values for the modern marketplace. The switch from the classroom to the boardroom was complete when businesses, associations, and educational organizations began requesting his keynote and seminar programs. A business owner, author, consultant and speaker, Frank Bucaro brings a unique perspective to client organizations that seek to integrate ethical standards of excellence with solid business practices. In demand as a full time speaker, Frank s presentations illustrate how ethics and values contribute to long term success. His books, Taking the High Road How to Succeed Ethically When Others Bend the Rules and Trust Me! Insight into Ethical Leadership offer down-toearth ideas for tackling difficult decisions. Frank is a CSP and CPAE recipient of NSA. Meg Wojtas Director of Marketing Frank C. Bucaro & Associates, Inc. Bartlett, IL USA Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: JACK MARSHALL PROETHICS, LTD. Alexandria, VA USA Writer, speaker, and innovator in legal and business ethics. President of ProEthics, a training and consulting firm applying the lessons of history, literature, philosophy, and popular culture to everyday ethical dilemmas. A Harvard and Georgetown educated attorney, his dynamic presentations utilize his skills as a professional theatrical director and actor. Call ProEthics at PRO- ETHX. Grace Marshall PR Director ProEthics, Ltd. Alexandria, VA Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: Weprovideskillstoachievehonest, effectivecommunication with anyone. These tools open lines of communication, enable people to express withheld information and ideas as well as resolve any difficult problem. Our clients have experienced immediate and sustained increases in motivation and productivity as well as exceptional leadership that resulted in achieving their goals. We produce results and you can hold us accountable to do the same for you. Steven Gaffney, President of Steven Gaffney Company Steven Gaffney Steven Gaffney Company Arlington, VA USA Contact Phone: FORUMS INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY Princeton, NJ USA Forums Institute for Public Policy is a nonpartisan organization committed to promoting sound public policymaking through education, communication and research. Forums Institute administers the New Jersey Policy Forums on Health and Medical Care. For more than a decade, these Forums have brought together state policymakers with national and state experts for candid, off-therecord dialogue about timely health care policy issues. A trained facilitator moderates every Forum; original issue briefs are prepared especially for the events. Nancy Cavallo Communications Director Forums Institute for Public Policy Princeton, NJ United States Contact Phone: Cell: The National Policy Institute (NPI) provides investigative studies and exclusive research papers addressing critical legal, regulatory, and cultural questions that impact on the interests of the USA s historic majority population. NPI analyzes immigration and demographic trends, crime and community safety issues, affirmative action and civil rights initiatives, and education and economic policies in the same way that hundreds of research/ educational foundations review the consequences of public policy on minorities, immigrants, and other special interest groups. Kevin T. Lamb Publications Director National Policy Institute McLean, VA United States Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVES (ASAE) Headquartered in Washington, DC, theamerican Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and its partner organization, The Center for Association Leadership, exist to enhance the power and performance of the association community worldwide through resources, education, ideas and advocacy. Its more than 23,000 members manage tradeassociations, professionalsocieties, andphilanthropic organizations across the United States and in 50 countries. Chris Vest Media Relations ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership Washington, DC Contact Phone: Link Audio News Release Daybook PDF 16

17 17 Yearbook of Experts Vol. XXV, No. II 17 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FACILITATORS Minneapolis, MN USA ASSOCIATION FOR POSTAL COMMERCE Arlington, VA USA TheAssociation for Postal Commerce (PostCom) is a national association representing those who use or support the use of mail for business communication and commerce. PostCom pursues its mission by representing its members before Congress, the U.S. Postal Service, the Postal Rate Commission, other governmental agencies, associations and organizations. Dr. Gene A. Del Polito President Association for Postal Commerce Arlington, VA Contact Phone: RALPH J. BLOCH & ASSOCIATES, INC. -- ASSOCIATION PROGRAMS AND CONSULTING Chicago, IL USA We are dedicated to helping trade associations become more effective and more relevant to their members. We accomplish this by consulting in critical performance areas, and by providing development, professional sales and management of association programs. Our approach to consulting is practical, personal and results-oriented. Our clients appreciate the way our principal, Ralph Bloch, works with their volunteer leaders and management staffs in the areas of strategic planning, leadership development, management assessment and issues resolution. Ralph J. Bloch Ralph J. Bloch & Associates, Inc. Chicago, IL USA Contact Phone: TheInternationalAssociationofFacilitators(IAF) is the largest global association for facilitators. The IAF promotes, supports and advances the art and practice of professional facilitation through methods exchange, professional growth, practical research, collegial networking and support services. The IAF offers professional accreditation, conferences and resources for both the professional facilitator and to managers, leaders, and professionals who apply facilitation within their work and lives. Betty Kjellberg Executive Director International Association of Facilitators St. Paul, MN USA Contact Phone: Cell: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATORS The National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) is a national not-for-profit professional network of federal, state, local, military and other government employees who disseminate information within and outside government. Its members are government communications officers working as editors, writers, graphicartists, videoprofessionals, broadcasters, photographers, information specialists and agency spokespersons. Michael C. Sheward, APR National Association of Government Communicators Fairfax, VA USA Contact Phone: YEARBOOK.com YEARBOOK 17

18 18 Yearbook of Experts Vol. XXV, No. II 18 U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WHARTON SCHOOL CLUB OF WASHINGTON Outstanding programs, such as our Annual Conference and Joseph Wharton Gala Dinner, now in its 38th year, that honors area business and public sector leaders, offer sponsors, members and attendees the opportunity to develop valuable business opportunities and expand critical knowledge. Our 2006 Conference on March 24, 2006 will focus on a timely topic for all business executives who want their company to survive potential natural and man-made disasters and major business disruptions: Powerful Leadership in Perilous Times: Preparing Your Business. Alan N. Schlaifer President & CEO Wharton School Club of Washington Bethesda, DC USA Contact Phone: BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY ORGANIZATION The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) represents more than 11,000 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, and state biotechnology centers across the United States and 31 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of health care, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. Dan Eramian Vice President, Communications Biotechnology Industry Organization Washington, DC Contact Phone: FOREIGN-TRADE ZONE CORPORATION Mobile, AL USA The Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation is the only nationally recognized consulting firm that limits its practice to FTZ consulting, software systems, and management. Its range of consulting work in the FTZ program is all-encompassing, with services extending from cost-benefit analysis, Board applications, activations with CBP, to the operation and management of nine FTZ projects. With involvement in over 150 projects located in 35 states and Puerto Rico, the Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation has in-depth experience in virtually every industry imaginable. Craig M. Pool President Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation Mobile, AL Contact Phone: NATIONAL TAXPAYERS UNION Alexandria, VA USA The NationalTaxpayers Union is the nation s largest non-profit, non-partisan organization representingamerican taxpayers. Its spokespeople often appear on national television and radio news programs on issues of importance to the nation s taxpayers. Their expertise includes: state and federal tax policies, state and federal budget policies, Social Security and Medicare programs and citizen activism as well as many other areas of concern. Pete Sepp Vice President, Communications National Taxpayers Union Alexandria, VA Contact Phone: The United States Chamber of Commerce is the world s largest business federation, representing 3,000,000 businesses, 2,800 state and local chambers of commerce, 830 business associations and 98 American chambers of commerce in 83 countries. Linda Rozett U. S. Chamber of Commerce Contact Phone: SENATOR DON BENTON, POLITICAL EXPERT Portland, OR USA Elective Office: Elected to state Senate, 1996 and 2000; Washington state House of Representatives, Community Involvement: Clark County American Red Cross, 20-year volunteer; Republican precinct committeeman; Vancouver Moose Lodge, life member; College of the Canyons, past president, board of trustees; The Jaycees, SCVChapter, pastpresident;assistantscout Master, Pack 358, Boy Scouts of America and Member, Financial Literacy Public-Private Partnership. Don Benton Vancouver, WA USA Contact Phone: Link Audio News Release Daybook PDF 18

19 19 Yearbook of Experts Vol. XXV, No. II 19 RENANA BROOKS, PH.D, SOMMET INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF POWER COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE WILLIAM S. BIKE -- POLITICAL COMMENTATOR Chicago, IL USA As a political commentator, William S. Bike, senior vice president of public relations, writing and political consulting firm ANB Communications, uses his encyclopedic knowledge of history to add an unusual depth to discussions of current events. Bike has made frequent radio and television appearances and literally wrote the book on politics: Winning Political Campaigns, a how-to handbook on political campaigning, Politicalbook-reviviews.com said: from a practical, political standpoint, it is the best book out--yet. William S. Bike ANB Communications Chicago, IL USA Contact Phone: Cell: Presidential consultant, author, psychologist, media commentator, and therapist to Washington insiders, Dr. Renana Brooks has unparalleled access to the private lives and public faces of America s political and business leaders. She advises when they are challenged by scandal or political mistake. Brooks also has conducted extensive research on the sequelae of culture wars, eroding values, epidemic infidelity, escalating depression and anxiety, increasing delay of adult responsibility, bullying and discourses of contempt, and increasing language of demonization of differences. Brooks advises politicians, organizations, and families. She has been featured in many major newspapers and NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, CNN, CSPAN, and talk radio. Renana Brooks, Ph.D Founder and Director The Sommet Institute Washington, DC Contact Phone: ALAN CARUBA PUBLIC RELATIONS EXPERT South Orange, NJ USA Alan Caruba is a veteran public relations expert and counselor whose clients have included corporations, associations, professionals, celebritiesand authors. Respected by the media for his candor and by clients for his emphasis on the truth as the only basis for PR. Alan Caruba South Orange, NJ USA Contact Phone: The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a nonprofit public policy organization dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government. We believe that consumers are best helped not by government regulation but by being allowed to make their own choices in a free marketplace. Since its founding in 1984, CEI has grown into a $3,000,000 institution with a team of nearly 40 policy experts and other staff. Jody Clarke Competitive Enterprise Institute Contact Phone: COUNCIL FOR AMERICA S FIRST FREEDOM Richmond, VA USA The Council foramerica s First Freedom (CAFF) is a non-denominational, non-political, nonprofit organization based in Richmond, Virginia. CAFF s mission is to champion religious freedom worldwide through education and to strengthen appreciation for America s protection of this fundamental human right. Currently, CAFF is developing the First Freedom Center, a worldclass facility that will offer a dynamic visitor experience with state-of-the-art, interactive exhibitsexploringthedevelopmentofreligiousfreedom inamerica, and today s related national and international issues. Maureen Rosenbaum Manager of Community Affairs & Development Contact Phone: YEARBOOK.com YEARBOOK 19

20 20 Yearbook of Experts Vol. XXV, No. II 20 PAUL A. LONDON DR. ADRIAN H. KRIEG, CFMGE Bradenton, FL USA Paul A. London, former Clinton administration deputy undersecretary of commerce, defies conventional political wisdom and outlines a blueprint for U.S. economic resurgence in The Competition Solution: The Bipartisan Secret behind American Prosperity [Publication date: March 3, 2005/AEI Press, publisher for the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)]. He identifies increased competition in the health care and education sectors as far more critical to the economy than Social Security reform and tax cuts. Sam Thernstrom Publications American Enterprise Institute Contact Phone: Contact Main Phone: WINNING CAMPAIGNS ALAN LOCKE Alan L. Locke is publisher of WINNING CAM- PAIGNS, the largest monthly direct circulation magazineservingthepoliticalcommunity. Hewas associated withwilliam Colby, former director of Central Intelligence for the United States. He is an expert on Media Relations/Crisis Management and Political Campaigning. Locke has been an analyst on the American political scene for international political, business and academic leaders visiting the United States. Alan L. Locke EJM Consulting/Winning Campaigns Falls Church, VA USA Contact Phone: MARK DANKOF S AMERICA Philadelphia, PA USA Areas of Interest/Expertise: TheAmerican Right; Paleo-Conservatism; Libertarianism; Constitutionalism; Christianity; Lutheranism; Dispensationalism; the Israeli lobby; Iran; Central Asia and the Caspian; U. S. Congressional Roll-Call analysis. Profile: Paleo-conservative political writer and consultant; Lutheran clergyman.agencies: Breaking All the Rules (BATR) [BATR s Neo-Con Watch, Old Right Pundits, and American Memory divisions]; FreedomWriter; DixieInternet.com; Strike the Root; Iran Dokht; Persian- Mirror; RozanehMagazine; Sarbazan; CASCFEN (Azerbaijan); American Nationalist Union; and Mark Dankof s America. Mark Dankof Investigative Journalist Mark Dankof s America North Wales, PA USA Contact Phone: Cell: Dr. Krieg was born in 1938 in Switzerland, and immigrated to the US in His doctorate is in manufacturing science. He has authored over 500 published articles relating to science, history, politics, economics, and the environment. He served in the US army European theater. He is the author of numerous published books relating to the 19th and 20th century history. He had done over 200 radioandnumeroustvinterviews. Hislatestbook is: Our Political Systems, available from all booksellers worldwide. Dr. Adrian H. Krieg, CFMGE Bradenton, FL USA Contact Phone: DANIEL NEW Iredell, TX USA Daniel New is the father of Army Spc. Michael New, the soldier court-martialed in 1996 for disobeying an order to wear a United Nations uniform, report to a general from Finland, and deploy as a U.N. mercenary to Macedonia. He has become an articulate spokesman for American sovereignty and has developed initiatives for local, state and national legislation to protect us from the encroachment of the United Nations into areas, which are the very definition of sovereignty. Daniel New Iredell, TX Contact Phone: Link Audio News Release Daybook PDF 20

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